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Physician Racism and the Commodification of Intimacy

Daisy Deomampo

in Transnational Reproduction: Race, Kinship, and Commercial Surrogacy in India

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781479804214
eISBN:
9781479849574
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479804214.003.0006
Subject:
Anthropology, Medical Anthropology

Chapter 5 offers an in-depth analysis of the key role that doctors play in organizing and facilitating surrogates’ relationships with commissioning parents. By examining how doctors influence the ... More


Reductionism, Holism, and Consumerism: The Patient in Contemporary Medicine

Robert Dingwall

in To Fix or to Heal: Patient Care, Public Health, and the Limits of Biomedicine

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781479878246
eISBN:
9781479884155
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479878246.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Health, Illness, and Medicine

This chapter examines the historical shift from the welfarist provision of health care by collective action to a consumerist form of provision that treats health care as a matter of individual ... More


Regarding Perpetrators: Studying Collective Violence

Robert N. Kraft

in Violent Accounts: Understanding the Psychology of Perpetrators through South Africa's Truth and Reconciliation Commission

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9781479821600
eISBN:
9781479870288
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479821600.003.0002
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

This chapter addresses how to conduct meaningful behavioral research on violence. One effective approache is to interview individuals who have actually committed collective violence in the past, and ... More


Psychiatry: Medicating Modern Moods

Stefan Ecks

in Eating Drugs: Psychopharmaceutical Pluralism in India

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814724767
eISBN:
9780814760307
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814724767.003.0005
Subject:
Anthropology, Medical Anthropology

This chapter shows how Calcutta psychiatrists position themselves vis-á-vis popular “superstitions” about psychopharmaceuticals, general physicians, practitioners of nonbiomedical treatments, and the ... More


Productive Estrangement: Racial-Sexual Continuums in Asian American as Southern Literature

Leslie Bow

in Partly Colored: Asian Americans and Racial Anomaly in the Segregated South

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814791325
eISBN:
9780814739129
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814791325.003.0006
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This chapter situates the Asian outsider as a figure of productive alienation and imperfect correspondence, one who questions the ways in which lines of affiliation and connection become drawn and ... More


Tools of the Trade

Elaine G. Breslaw

in Lotions, Potions, Pills, and Magic: Health Care in Early America

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814787175
eISBN:
9780814739389
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814787175.003.0004
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter examines the various treatments used by doctors and domestic healers throughout the Western world during the eighteenth century, based on a theory of illness that had prevailed for 2,500 ... More


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